Keila is a fifteen-month old girl from Guatemala. She is the youngest in a family of four children. Keila likes playing with toys and watching television. Her favorite food is pasta.
Keila was born with several birth defects. She has already received funding from Watsi for malnutrition. Now, she needs treatment for hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain.
On January 17, Keila will undergo a shunt insertion surgery at our medical partner’s care center, Hospital Roosevelt. The procedure will drain the fluid from Keila’s brain.
Keila’s family wants her to get well but can’t afford her treatment. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,445 in funds to cover the cost of Keila’s surgery, labs, medication, family lodging, and followup treatments.
Keila’s mother says, “My hope is for Keila to have a normal life, and for all the people who supported her to see that she was a success.”
Keila’s mother is looking forward to seeing her daughter get back to eating pasta, watching television, and playing with her brother!